My name is Becca Bostwick. Growing up in Newport, I have always had an appreciation for the fishing industry as it was a pillar of our small community. It was not until my boyfriend, Matt began to fish in Alaska over 10 years ago that I realized the support the families behind the industry provided for each other. As the captain of the F/V New Life, he fishes black cod, gray cod, pollock and rockfish in Kodiak and shrimp and crab out of Newport.
I have been involved with the Newport Fishermen's Wives for the past few years, beginning with volunteering with my sister at the Portland Seafood and Wine Festival then slowly helping with more events such as the Holiday Outreach and Blessing of the Fleet, then eventually joining the board as the Volunteer Coordinator this year. As the Principal at Taft Elementary School, I hope to bring my leadership and organization skills as well as a different perspective of our community to the group. In addition to being some of the strongest and most dedicated and committed women I have known, the wealth of knowledge they share around the fishing industry is incredible.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling with my sister and watching my nephew in whatever sport's season he is playing in.
I feel lucky to be able to be a part of an organization that does meaningful and important work while being able to give back to the community that raised me.